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Twisted Metal 2 features destructive car combat, playable either as a complete tournament or a single match The action takes place in eight different locations around the world, on differing surfaces, many featuring destructible buildings and landmarks.

Combat takes place between a wide array of vehicles ranging from a man strapped between two wheels to an ice cream truck. They have their own strengths and weaknesses, using an eclectic arrangement of weaponry include bombs and missiles, and resulting in its own end sequence, complete with an ironic line in humour.


Twisted Metal 2 PlayStation Moscow level.
Twisted Metal 2 Windows Some fire is effective
Twisted Metal 2 Windows Enemy - Roadkill
Twisted Metal 2 PlayStation Battle at the docks.

Promo Images

Twisted Metal 2 Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Twisted Metal World Tour" -- European title
  • "Twisted Metal EX" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Heavy metal mayhem classic. PlayStation Zovni (10633)
A very fun, but ultimately hollow game. PlayStation Anatole (61)

Critic Reviews

Electric Games Windows 1997 90 out of 100 90
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
NowGamer PlayStation Feb 01, 1997 8.9 out of 10 89
Mega Fun PlayStation Dec, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Jan, 1997 33 out of 40 82
Edge PlayStation Jan, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Ultra Game Players Windows 1998 46 out of 100 46
PC Player (Denmark) Windows 1998 3 out of 10 30


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Hidden maps

Hidden in the game are two of the original's maps: Rooftops and Cyburbia, plus Suicide Swamp, a map originally from.... Jet Moto???

Secret characters

You can select as secret characters Sweet Tooth and Minion, and they both have their own ending sequences and all! ,


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
  • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Action Game of the Year runner-up (PlayStation version) + PlayStation Game of the Year runner up (Readers' Choice) + Action Game of the Year runner-up (Readers' Choice)
  • Game Informer Magazine
  • August 2001 (Issue 100) - voted #73 in the Top 100 Games of All Time poll

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